The collegiate volleyball season is over, and while the DLSU Lady Spikers revel in their third-straight championship, some teams are already looking to fill a couple of spots on their respective rosters for Season 81. After all, multiple volleybelles are finally bidding farewell to the UAAP after the tournament.
FHM lists some of the notable faces that spiked their way to our hearts. We'll surely miss you, girls! We still hope to see you plaing hard in the future.
Bea de Leon (Ateneo Lady Eagles, rumored)
The feisty and animated middle blocker is the heart and soul of the Lady Eagles. She is reportedly deciding whether to play in her last year of eligibility, and fans hope De Leon gives it one more go around, as the UAAP will not be the same without her.
Shaya Adorador (UE Lady Warriors)
She has been, at times, the lone bright spot for a hapless UE squad. The open spiker and team captain will be sorely missed by her teammates and the Lady Warrior community.
Jema Galanza (Adamson Lady Falcons)
The Queen Falcon was a devastating outside hitter, routinely scoring for Adamson throughout her career. It's sad to see her collegiate run end in disappointment, with the Lady Falcons failing to make the Final Four. Still, we're happy that we'll still be able to see her smile in the pros.
Bernadette Pons (FEU Lady Tamaraws)
Arguably the most well-rounded player in the league during her FEU stint, Pons was great at everything on the court. It will be interesting to see how the Lady Tamaraws compensates for her loss, as she was by far their top gun since Rachel Anne Daquis.
Jaja Santiago (NU Lady Bulldogs)
There's no doubting that the 6'5" Cavite native is the most physically intimidating volleybelle of her generation, almost singlehandedly carrying an underperforming NU crew in each of her playing seasons. Opposing teams are definitely relieved they won't have to face her next year.
Kim Dy (DLSU Lady Spikers)
A decorated high school spiker for De La Salle Santiago Zobel, Dy got off to a slow start in college for powerhouse DLSU but broke out in Season 78, winning Finals MVP. Since then she has been one of the best opposites in the league.
Majoy Baron (DLSU Lady Spikers)
The Season 78 Best Blocker and Season 79 Most Valuable Player was a sheer presence for the Lady Spikers. Expectations for Baron were as towering as her, who had big shoes to fill (Mika Reyes) as the lead middle blocker of a championship squad.
Dawn Macandili (DLSU Lady Spikers)
Dubbed "Ms. Everywhere" for her ability to track down seemingly every ball in the game, Macandili was a multi-awarded player for the Lady Spikers—Best Digger, and Best Receiver twice. Although no award was sweeter than being named Finals MVP recently.